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March 12, 2009

Three Clover Thursday - Grab Your Sunglasses!

This week Kerry gave us an Inspiration Challenge. I love inspiration challenges, as there are many directions you can go...Pick the colors, pick the theme, pick a pattern that catches your eye.....Well, this weeks challenge is mighty bright, so you might just want to grab your sunglasses when checking out what the Inspiration Team came up with!

For me, this challenge is way out of my comfort zone, but I'm finding it might not be such a bad place after all. The brights, no square layers, like I said...So NOT me! But, I'm finding the more I look at my card, the more I really like it. I had my image and technique all picked out, it was finding a layout that really had me puzzled. I turned to my Spring Summer Catalog looking for some layout inspiration - you can see the sketch I used here.

The bird image is from Innovative Stamp Creations new plate You're Special, being released tomorrow. I used the Bandanna Technique to add color to the bird. The sentiment is from Passion Flower also being released tomorrow.

Be sure to stop by Kerry's Blog to see what the other players created using this inspiration piece.

Stamps - Innovative Stamp Creations - You're Special, Passion Flower
Ink - Black, Yo Yo Yellow, Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Only Orange
Card Stock - Black, Pixie Pink, Only Orange, Gable Green, White
Other - Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle, Circle Nestabillities, Big Shot, Prima Flowers, Sponge Daubers, White Gel Pen, Rhinestones, Texturz Plate


Elena said...

Oh, Lisa! I love how you colored the bird! Absolutely gorgeous!

Kerry D-C said...

LOVE your take on the challenge!! I LOVE the bandanna look on the bird! Fab job all around!

Tish said...

Lovely card and colors. Glad you went out of your comfort zone.

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, I love these colors together! The bird is beautiful!

Ida said...

Oh WOW! - Lisa I am so glad you stepped out of your comfort zone as this is lovely. Such a gorgeous bird image and the bandana tech. looks fabulous on it. Love the fun layout as well.

Roxie said...

Love it! the colors are great. What is the Bandanna Technique??

Tifany said...

Your card is gorgeous!
I love the coloring on the bird. It doesn't look as "spotty" of some of the Bandana Technique things I have seen - and I like it much better!

Sharon Caudle said...

Lisa, your card is stunning! the bright colors against the black is fantastic and just blew me away! Gorgeous bird and I'm going to have to find out what the bandana technique is cause I love the look of that bird. (can you tell I'm not an experienced stamper??) :) Awesome card!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

WoW Lisa! You should get uncomfortable more often hmmm....that didn't quite sound like I was thinking it would...so whats the opposite of comfort zone? and where is it? whatever the answer you found it big time and it's a beautiful place!

Also loved your card on the SU Showcase today. You have a real affinity for birds.

Peace and blessings - Jean

MJ said...

I lOVE LOVE LOVE this! What a fabulous job on this challenge, this card is just gorgeous. Maybe this IS your comfort zone and your don't know it, lol.

Margaret Raburn said...

What a beautiful result from the inspiration! Your technique on the bird is just gorgeous!! Love the whole card. You did GOOD out of your comfort zone!

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card...especially love the layout and the "purdy" bird!

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